Monday, November 8, 2010

Who Gives a Hoot?

Design - "Owl"
Chart - "Trick or Treat"
Designer - The Prairie Schooler
Fabric - unknown 28 count cream even weave
Started - 5 November 2010
Completed - 7 November 2010 

Charming - truly charming!  I think this owl is adorable.

Many, many, many years ago we had a small Northern Saw Whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus) fall down our chimney.  He hopped onto the grate and dusted off, then flew to the front window behind our curtains.  I came downstairs (without my glasses) and saw a shadow in the drapes...and ran back upstairs for help and a pair of glasses.  We tried to wrap him in a bath towel, but he hissed, and clicked, and otherwise acted like the small predator he was.  So we opened the back patio sliding glass door. He flew to the telephone, lit on the receiver, then flew out the back door to a large Douglas Fir Tree.  Immediately a couple dozen song birds vacated the tree!
And that was the end of our owl adventure.   

FIY Martin from the new movie "Guardians of Ga'Hoole" is a Saw Whet Owl!  


Becky said...

Cute story! :) I had a Cardinal in my living room before....but an owl would have been much more exciting!

Karen said...

Love your cross-stitch and your owl story. I'm glad the owl found his way out of the house without too much mayhem!

Beth said...

That is the cutest owl ever!! In our other house we used to have sparrows end up in our fireplace and we did the same thing. Closed off the family room and opened up the sliding glass doors. Always gave me a little scare though.

Annemarie said...

Woot! What a lovely finish! Plenty of owls in the forest here. I hear them every night. Never had one in the house, though!